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Old Man Emu: Questions, Answers & Pictures

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 4Wheelin4Banger, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. evanmb31

    evanmb31 Well-Known Member

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    Should be right around 2 inches :thumbsup:
     
  2. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    It's not a full OME set up without Dakars

    Just sayin

    And yes , 2"
     
  3. Grieby54

    Grieby54 Horsebit

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    That's why I specified "in the front" - meaning that I'm going with shocks and springs. Thank you, though.
     
  4. NCTacoma

    NCTacoma Well-Known Member

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    So, 2" or less, you don't need uca's?
     
  5. 09tacorunner

    09tacorunner Well-Known Member

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    under 2" you should be safe with out uca's. 2.5" and up is a little iffy, some folks here got their alignment okay at 2.5" with out uca's. I went ahead and bought uca's just to be safe.
     
  6. YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    OZ and I agree, put the Dakars in. AAL is better than blocks, but it isn't the best. I just had 1000 lbs in my bed and the Dakars didn't flinch.
     
  7. Carmaniac

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    I too am having this issue. Pretty depressing really, expecting to have a better ride, then spend the time and money, and you have to go SLOWER over normal bumps in the road.

    :mad:

     
  8. teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    I wanted some dakars but don't have the cash right now. Went with a 2" AAL for now. But can't wait to get rid of these junk leaf packs. My truck squats with my Mt. bike in the back
     
  9. YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    What's your current setup?
     
  10. Grieby54

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    The dakars add a few hundred more dollars. Plus, wouldn't they be lifting the back of the truck to correlate with a full 3" lift up front? I don't want much if any rake, and the bed will be empty about 95% of the time I own it.
     
  11. YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    Damned near. OZ might know better. I went with 886s in the front and Dakars out back for 2".

    The problem with AAL is you're still utilizing the stock (shit) factory springs.
     
  12. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    In your case I would go with the progressive 3 leaf AAL too
     
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    Thanks for the advice!
     
  14. TRD6Speed

    TRD6Speed senior member

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    Also if you want a level look but a new leaf pack.....to avoid the sagging and shitty load capacity of the stockers.......Look at the IRONMAN lift leaf packs. Sierra Expeditions sells them. 2" lift over stock and I believe they sell different leaf packs of varying load capacity and stiffness. I toyed with that idea for awhile.
     
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    ok i have two questions....one, what are the 885x? is tht the same as the 885? and two, this is for a majority of people out there including myself but, what are the pros and cons of ome lift and toytec lift with 5100s? what are the big differences of the two? thanks
     
  16. 4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger [OP] Longtime Toyman

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    885x replaced the 885 & fixed the sag problem.
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    Lift achieved without preloading the coils.
    Great lift for a reasonable price.
    Great ride on & off road.

    OME Cons:
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    5100 Pros:
    Cost a little less.

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    Preload coils to achieve more than 1.6" of lift.
    Ride quality due to preloaded coils.
     
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    ^^^ What he said [​IMG]
     
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    Took my truck in for alignment after installing dakar leaf springs w/aal and the guy said I installed my toytec 3deg shim backwards. I swear I researched the correct direction before install but I need confirmation. Should the skinny side of the wedge face toward the front of the truck or toward the back of the truck?
     
  19. jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?
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    1. vibes are getting less and less predominate. i'm going to give it some time to see if the suspension settles just enough to eliminate the vibes completely. it goes away on the highway so that's a plus.

    2. popping noise was the wheels weights hitting the sway bar at full steer. so nothing to worry about there... :rolleyes:

    3. i'm pretty sure the idiots that did my alignment didn't get the passenger side done correctly. i think its pulling in because the angle is still out of spec. i'm going to take it to another shop and see if they do a better job. i also think a front bumper would help keep the springs a little compressed. with no weight they are pretty stiff!
     
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